Lena Menstrual Cup
- Small: Good for normal flow
- Large: Good for heavy flow
Messy and awkward at first but after a few goes it’s my new best menstrual friend. The hardest part for me was getting it out and I had a few mini panic attacks. Now I can get it out relatively easily - after one cycle. No leaks, less mess, and very low waste. I would highly recommend.
I was so excited to try this menstrual cup in order to help my efforts to produce less waste but also for convenience during my period. I am happy to report that this cup has made a considerable difference in the amount of waste produced during that time of the month but also in time spent dealing with my period in general. It can be worn for 12 hours at a time which means I am carefree most of the day! One thing I struggled with at first is removing the cup. It can be difficult for me to locate based on where it rests for me but I have figured out a system now.
100% recommend trying the Lena cup. I'll take this over tampons any day.
I've only used it a couple of times, it's definitely an adjustment compared to tampons but I am satisfied with the product and happy to have a more sustainable option.
It’s a little strange using a menstrual cup for the first few times, and you definitely have to be comfortable getting up close and personal (and a little messy), but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. I wish I had started this years ago. It’s much cheaper than pads or tampons and there is no waste for a landfill, which I love. Make sure you boil it before using and after each period (instructions are included for how to do that). I found my cramps were much less than with tampons, except for the first time when I inserted it incorrectly. If it’s hurting, take it out and try again. You shouldn’t feel it really at all. My one wish is that the little tail part was easier to grip. A loop or a flatter tail with a gripping surface would be better. It can be tricky to do it all the first few times, but, once you get the hang of it, it’s great!